IPL 2021- 'I finally will have Alastair Cook stop telling me': Jos Buttler on smashing maiden T20 ton

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 02, 2021, 07:44 PM(IST)

Jos Buttler smashes ton (Photo- IPL) Photograph:( Twitter )

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IPL commentators, during the innings break, asked the English wicketkeeper how did it take him so long to get to his maiden T20 century as the power-hitter is considered as one of the best in the white-ball format. To which he replied that he spent the majority of his career batting in the middle order. 

English batsman Jos Buttler smashed his maiden T20 century against Sunrisers Hyderabad to power his team Rajasthan Royals to a mammoth total of 220 runs. His century helped Samson and Co. bounce back to winning ways as they defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 55 runs. 

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IPL commentators, during the innings break, asked the English wicketkeeper how did it take him so long to get to his maiden T20 century as the power-hitter is considered as one of the best in the white-ball format. To which he replied that he spent the majority of his career batting in the middle order. 

He even went on to tell the commentators that his maiden ton in T20 format will finally stop Alastair Cook from teasing him regarding having a century in the shortest format. “I finally will have Alastair Cook stop telling me that he has got one T20 hundred more than me,” Buttler said jokingly. 

Jos Buttler on Sunday smashed his first-ever T20 century and went on to shatter the record for the highest score in the Indian Premier League (IPL) by an Englishman during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Buttler hammered 124 runs off just 64 deliveries – the highest total for Rajasthan Royals – as they set Sunrisers Hyderabad a target of 221 in what was a belter of a pitch to bat on.

The Englishman scored just 32 off his first 30 deliveries but hammered 92 runs off his next 34 laced with 11 fours and eight sixes.

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